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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 349–372.
Published: 01 September 2017
... is to enfold the multiple voices of antiquity and the singular voice of the newborn Christ into a narrative about the poet’s own development. In the silencing of the pagan oracles, celebration and lamentation converge. By purging the old gods’ wailing, the poem prepares for the silent purity of the newborn...
Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 337–352.
Published: 01 September 1951
...Helmut Hatzfeld Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 CHRISTIAN, PAGAN, AND DEVOUT HUMANISM IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE By HELMUTHATZFELD I. NEW POINTSOF VIEW IN RECENTSCHOLARSHIP Humanism as the “enthusiasm...
Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 482–483.
Published: 01 September 1965
...Andre von Gronicka Hatfield Henry. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964. xi + 283 pp. $5.95. Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 482 REVIEWS Aesthetic Paganism in German Literature: From Winckelmann to the Death...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1967
...Charles Moorman Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 THE ESSENTIAL PAGANISM OF BEOWULF By CHARLESMOORMAN One has only to glance at the criticism devoted to Beowulf in the last sixty years to see how firmly entrenched the so...
Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (3): 225–230.
Published: 01 September 1958
... body of Old English poetry, “The Wanderer” has probably occasioned more scholarly controversy than any Old English poem except the epic, Beowlf. Early scholars thought that “The Wan- derer” consisted almost wholly of pagan material-that it was a piece which, together with certain other...
Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 329–332.
Published: 01 September 1985
..., and history itself on the freedom and integrity of Criseyde. (p. 171) This parallel seems a bit strained; nor am I fully persuaded by the case for a broad correspondence in structure and meaning between the two poems: “The Troilus includes its pagan world largely as the Commedia includes...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 371–372.
Published: 01 December 1960
... taste for pagan and secular story and song.” Such works were a “studied attempt to oppose the pagan and secular literature seeming to many good men to lead the people away from God.” Furthermore, the author states that “divine” literature is not to be defined in terms of any devotional...
Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 June 2001
... story of recognizable political powers and his- torically accurate events, masses of “pagans” attack Constantinople, which prior to 1453 is still held by the Christians. Rallying against them are Turks but also Eastern potentates (Armato, king of Persia), sultans...
Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 June 1990
... not be outlawed, but, as the publishers kept producing editions of the Greek and Roman classics at an amazing pace, an old debate was bound to flare up with new urgency: What part could pagan litera- ture be allowed to play in the Christian imagination? Should the worldview of the ancients...
Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 91–92.
Published: 01 March 1958
... exclusif 8 une thCorie ont faussC ou com- pliquC le dCbat” (p. 203). To be sure, I do not entirely agree with his interpretation of the Perceval in its details. For example, he hesitates to accept the bleeding lance as either en- tirely Christian or entirely pagan, and concludes, somewhat...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 111–112.
Published: 01 March 1963
... not as an age of a homogeneous Christian humanism . . . but as a period in which the attempt is made to weld together two distinct systems of value, Christianity and pagan humanism.” Curtis Brown Watson contends that these systems are not fused but remain contradictory. Part I is a moral study...
Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 221–231.
Published: 01 June 1995
... to the nonbeliever-fiction necessarily elaborates structures of narrative that the- ology cannot but denounce as lies. Armed with a rhetorical heritage of pagan historicity, Christianity launched a program of converting a continent of nonbelievers, from war- riors dedicated to the joys arid profits...
Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 1977
... Queene,” JEGP, 44 [ 194.51, 145-47). On the other hand, j’irgil K. Whitaker sees in the story Spenser’s rejection of “the relatively liberal l‘honiistic view that virtuous pagans unacquainted with Christian reve- lation may find truth adequate for salvation by following the light of nature...
Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (2): 199–201.
Published: 01 June 1980
... in a paragraph on “Christianity”: The paradox has often been noted: the rascal Peer is saved, but the he- roic Brand is sacrificed. This is not surprising in terms of Christian teach- ing. . . . In the many contests between paganism and Christianity in [Ib- sen’s] plays, Christianity...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (4): 477–488.
Published: 01 December 1946
..., by the opposition of Christianity to the spirit of pagan Greece, which receiving the very names of its gods from Egypt, soon deprived them of all that was universal. The Greeks changed the ideas into finites, and these finites into anthropomorpki, or forms of men. Hence, their religion, their poetry...
Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 384–405.
Published: 01 December 1973
...- agery or barbarisin, with the idea of “cruel pagan practices” under- stood. In this way, riot merely the suffering caused by i-et)ellion but also its anti-Christian aspect is underscored. During the deposition episode in Richard 11, the Bishop of Car-lisle, after praising the late Duke...
Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 412–415.
Published: 01 December 1979
... to an understanding of every form of writ- ing. Alcuin’s program of study included pagan as well as Christian writers, and it embodied the seven liberal arts, which, though classical in origin, “are per- fectly conformable with the goals of a Christian education” (p. 24). Seeing him- self as a poet...
Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 144–166.
Published: 01 June 1990
... lively debate on the ideals of social and individual behavior as discussed in the Bible and by the writers of pagan antiquity and the church fathers. Though medieval readers had little acquaintance with Cicero’s chief political treatises (the Republic and the Laws), the widely read...
Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 107–122.
Published: 01 June 1984
...: But, as I say, the real truth seems to be that the faith of the Christians is less directed to good works than that of the Jews or the pagans. For the Jews do not do servile labor on their feast days, but the Christians commonly engage in worldly and mer- cantile activities...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 502–503.
Published: 01 December 1943
... of the Enlightenment was in some respects more classical than the Golden Age itself” (p. 104), or “The conflict between Christian and pagan ideals reached a climax in the opposition of the eighteenth century to Pascal” (p. 106). Is it a “fact,” that “Pascal and Voltaire shared the fruits of centuries...